This section of the book is from the "Household Companion: The Model CookBook" book
Chop up coarsely the vegetables left over from dinner—cabbage, parsnips, potatoes, beans, etc. Sprinkle them with a little pepper. Take a saucepan or frying-pan, oiling its sides and bottom with melted butter; then put in the chopped vegetables, pour in a few spoonfuls of hot water, and cover quickly to keep in the steam. When thoroughly heated, remove the cover and stir the mixture till well cooked. Serve hot.